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Possible threat spurs warning at Kingsport Higher Ed Center

Staff report • Nov 5, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Officials at Kingsport's Downtown Higher Education Center issued a shelter in place warning on Monday afternoon due to possible threats.

Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton says a student had become emotional and, “made a verbal statement to give cause for concern." Several officers responded to the campus and stood by, with the suspect soon located at a residence in Bloomingdale.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Patton reported that activities were returning to normal at the Higher Ed Center, while the student was in the process of seeking a voluntary mental evaluation.

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